So Google’s definition of cultural appropriation is the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices….. Of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.
As an examples of cultural appropriation: Clothing/ fashion, dance, Language, music , food , religious symbols , intellectual property……..
Before start the debate let’s talk about how the term begun, the term emerged in the 1980,in discussions of postcolonial critiques of western expansionism.
So my own perspective toward that glorious question do culture can be appropriate or not? Personally I’m down with cultural appropriation and in the same time I’m not, cause i don’t see where the bad is to wear others cultures clothes or to cook their food…. In a respectful way of course Which means to put that culture that is not yours for sure UP, for example in the 2018 VMA Madonna was wearing traditional Berber clothes
Personally as a Berber i didn’t see it in a bad way or as a appropriation of the Berber culture cause it was as an hommage of the Berber culture and she represented it in social media beautifully and respectfully. But in the same time I’m not ok of the idea of cultural appropriation as i mentioned it before. Actually I’m not down with the idea when you don’t respect that culture that is not yours for sure and you don’t put her people Up as how the notorious Kim Kardashian did in the MTV Movie /Tv awards wearing the African/ Jamaican braids
With calling them ” Bo Derek Braids” instead of calling them with their real cultural name ” Fulani Braids or cornrows”
So what do y’all think about the cultural appropriation? I’m really curious to see y ‘all thoughts // Take care guys//